In the upcoming Woodstock area of Cape Town is the Old Biscuit Mill found. And once a week you are able to visit the incredible Neighbourgoods Market right at the Mill. Here you can find everything from handcrafted goods to some delicious food. This stunning place breathes new life into the old warehouse district. A trip to the market at Biscuit Mill is a perfect way to spend a weekend in Cape Town. Read along for everything you need to know for your visit to the Neighbourgoods Market.
Shopping at Biscuit Mill
Even though the Neighbourgoods Market is famous for their delicious food there is also a nice shopping area. Here you will find locals selling everything from clothes and accessories to books and vintage things. There is almost something for everyone. The market at the Biscuit Mill in Woodstock is therefore a great place to find a souvenir (and not a tacky one) from your trip to Cape Town.
Food and Drinks at Neighbourgoods Market
As mentioned, the Neighbourgoods Market has a very delicious food scene. Here you will find almost everything. Whether you are looking for vegan, vegetarian, halaal, gluten-free, or sugar-free options you are able to find it right. It is simply a perfect place to eat some yummy food. Which is why you should always arrive on an empty stomach.
Getting to Biscuit Mill
The Neighbourgoods Market is held at the Biscuit Mill, which is located in the Woodstock area of Cape Town. From Cape Town center you must follow the road towards Woodstock until you reach the Biscuit Mill on your right side. You can park along Albert Road (the road you will come from). You will know when you are near the market as there are several parking guards ready to help you find a free parking space. It is also possible to take the MyCiti Bus route 261, which stops in front of the mill, or route 102 which stops on Salt River Road, only a few meters from the market.
Opening Hours and entrance to Biscuit Mill
The Neighbourgoods Market at the Biscuit Mill is open every Saturday and Sunday. On Saturdays, the opening hours are from 9:00 to 16:00 and on Sundays, the market is open from 10:00 to 16:00. The great thing about the market is that it is free to visit. However, you should set aside 5 to 10 ZAR for parking. And you cannot visit Neighbourgoods Market without tasting some of the delicious food – so remember to bring enough cash or your card for this.
Time spent at Neighbourgoods Market
The market is not the biggest, which makes it perfect as a stopover if you have a packed itinerary. However, you could easily spend a few hours roaming the different stalls, trying some tasty food, and just enjoying the atmosphere. With a DJ playing some nice tunes and a very laid-back vibe this is the perfect place to spend some time talking and enjoying each other’s company.
Best time to visit Biscuit Mill
The best time to visit the Biscuit Mill is definitely on the weekend when the Neighbourgoods Market is held. However, it is also possible to visit the Biscuit Mill and its stores during the week. If you are not able to visit during the weekend, we still highly recommend you swing by the mill to browse through their stores and take in the atmosphere.